Tamerlane: A Million Dead in Delhi
Tamerlane's Mongols have conquered the Delhi Sultanate, a large region of what is now northern India. Obviously the sultanate is under Muslim rule and Tamerlane himself is a Muslim but he believes that the Muslims have been too tolerant of the Hindu pagans. He requires the leadership each to personally kill a certain number of Hindus or be killed themselves. Many of these Muslims have never killed anything more than an insect. Dehli is sacked and when it is all over, as many as 1 million Hindus lay dead.
China: An Unsettling Transition
Emperor Chu Yüan-chang, the founder of the Ming Dynasty has passed away. He overthrew the Mongols, restored China to self-rule, purged and reformed the bureaucracy, repaired and restored over 40 thousand reservoirs, and reforested China, setting the country on course to rebuild their merchant navy. All this in a little over twenty years. He will be succeeded by his grandson, Chu Yunwen. Unfortunately he won't last long. His uncles will rebel against him and he will die in a fire... but... some say Chu Yunwen escaped. We'll never know for sure.   
The Scots Discovered America?
"It has been Earl Henry's singular fate to enjoy an ever-expanding posthumous reputation which has very little to do with anything he achieved in his lifetime." -- William Thomson, The New History of Orkney
The question is... "Did Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney, discover America?" Normally the Earl would not earn a significant place in history except for the appearance in the 1500s of a log of an apparent voyage of "Prince Henry Sinclair" to Greenland and America in 1398. Historians are naturally skeptical.
Interest in this issue was renewed with the release of the novel "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown and the movie starring Tom Hanks. In that novel, a puzzle leads the main characters to the Rosslyn Chapel where, supposedly, the Knights Templar had hidden certain clues as to the location of the Holy Grail. The chapel, itself was built by William Sinclair, the grandson of Henry Sinclair! The chapel sports carvings of what looks like Indian corn, years before Christopher Columbus brought corn back from the New World.  
This Year on Wikipedia
Year 1398, Wikipedia.
- Withington, John. Disaster! A History of Earthquakes, Floods, Plagues, and Other Catastrophes. Skyhorse Publications. 2010. ISBN=978-1602397491. (BOOK) quote="Tamburlaine himself said: 'Although I was desirous of sparing them I could not succeed, for it was the will of God that this calamity should fall upon the city.' Delhi would not recover for more than a century."
- Delhi Sultanate - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
- Khmer Rouge: Crimes Against Humanity - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
- Alex Shrugged notes: My remarks regarding the crimes of the Khmer Rouge include TV reports that I recall but cannot cite exactly.
- Shoah (film) - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update] (DOCUMENTARY)
- Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update] (DOCUMENTARY)
- Gernet, Jacques. (translated by Foster, J. R. and Hartman, Charles) A History of Chinese Civilization. Cambridge University Press. 1996. pp. 390-391. (BOOK)
- Hongwu Emperor (Chu Yüan-chang) - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
- Jianwen Emperor (Chu Yunwen) - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
- Treasure voyages - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
- Zheng He - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
- National Treasure (franchise) - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
- 1421: The Year China Discovered the World - YouTube. Paladin Invision Production for Penguin Television in association with PBS. 2013 [uploaded to YouTube]. (VIDEO)
- Menzies, Gavin. 1421: The Year China Discovered the World. William Morrow. January 7, 2003. (BOOK)
- Mistress Isa. The Sinclair Voyage to America, 2003 [last update]
- Pohl, Frederick Julius. (NOT the SciFi writer) Prince Henry Sinclair: His Expedition to the New World in 1398. Nimbus Publications Ltd. 1997-Sep. ISBN=9781551091228. (BOOK)
- The Da Vinci Code - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]
- Rosslyn Chapel: In Popular Culture - Wikipedia, 2014 [last update]